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Crossing Into Digital Dimensions: 2012 Conference on Multimodal Composition-May 5, 2012

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 2:29pm
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English Conference Organization of Wright State University
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CROSSING INTO DIGITAL DIMENSIONS:
2012 CONFERENCE ON MULTIMODAL COMPOSITION

WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKER
DR. KRISTINE BLAIR
"SUSTAINING MULTIMODAL LITERACIES ACROSS THE ENGLISH CURRICULUM": THE ROLE OF GRADUATE STUDENTS AS FUTURE FACULTY

MAY 5, 2012 FROM 9:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY, STUDENT UNION

Frequently having technological skills superior to their professors, students can gain power within a university that currently values multimedia.
-Nancy Mack

[UPDATE] CFP | Emerging Scholars in Performance Studies

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 2:11pm
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ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group
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Call for Papers: PSFG/ATHE 2012 Emerging Scholars Panel

The Performance Studies Focus Group (PSFG) at the Association of Theater in Higher Education (ATHE) conference invites submissions of papers for its Emerging Scholars' Panel. The theme of the conference is Performance as/is Civic Engagement: Advocate, Collaborate, Educate, and it will take place at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., August 2-5, 2012.

"Women in/and Literature" Panel, RMMLA 2012--Paper Proposals due March 1

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 1:43pm
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Geoffrey A. Wright, Rocky Mountain MLA, "Women in/and Literature" Panel (Oct. 11-13, 2012)
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Call for paper proposals for the "Women in/and Literature" panel at the Rocky Mountain MLA convention in Boulder, CO, Oct. 11-13, 2012. Open topic on literature by and/or about women. Send paper proposals via email no later than March 1, 2012. Limit 500 words. Panel chaired by Geoffrey A. Wright, Assistant Professor of English, Samford University.

Rhetorical Criticism

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 1:38pm
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RMMLA Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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This session focuses on the analysis and interpretation of a wide range of rhetorical artifacts from the perspective of rhetorical theory. This year we hope to present works that discuss the practical applications of rhetorical criticism.

"Moveable Feasts: New Essays on Hemingway's Posthumous Work"

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 11:29am
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James M. Hutchisson
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Manuscripts are solicited for a new collection of original essays on Hemingway's posthumous works: A Moveable Feast, Islands in the Stream, The Garden of Eden, True at First Light, Under Kilimanjaro, stories, and journalism/essays. Interested scholars might also consider any newly accessioned series of correspondence between Hemingway and others, particularly in the JFK collection, that might be thought to comprise a "narrative" of its own and cast light on his writing style, fictional preoccupations, etc.

Any approaches will be considered, although there is a special interest in working with compositional history, editing and revision, both by Hemingway and by editors, friends, and others after his death.

The Muse-An International Journal of Poetry (ISSN 2249–2178) call for submissions

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 9:36am
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The Muse-An International Journal of Poetry (ISSN 2249–2178)
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'The Muse-An International Journal of Poetry' (ISSN 2249–2178) is calling for submission of original and unpublished (both print and online) poems, research papers on poetry and book reviews of latest poetry books for June 2012 issue. Last date of Submission is May 10, 2012. Website : www.themuse.webs.com, Email: themuseindia@gmail.com .

Submission Guidelines:
1. Work submitted for publication must be original, previously unpublished (both print and online, not even published on blogs,literary or discussion forums or social networking sites), and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Laugh so you don't cry? Contemporary Encounters of the Tragic and the Comic

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 8:25am
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Department of Germanic and Romance Studies University of Delhi

Tragedy and Comedy, the two classical literary forms, on the one hand continue to capture the imagination of readers and audiences across the world even today, and on the other, have generated a lot of critical debates around them. From Aristotle's classical distinction between tragedy as a higher form and comedy as an ugly, distorted, and lowly one, not to be taken seriously, to Nietzsche's notion of tragedy, and call for its rebirth, as a joyous affirmation of life against the terror and absurdity of existence and then to Milan Kundera's assertion that "the art of the novel came into the world as an echo of God's laughter," our notions of the tragic and the comic have certainly undergone a dramatic shift.

CFP: Food Panel @ PAMLA 2012 With Pens And Forks: A Frank Look At American Food Writing

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 4:31am
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Lyndsey Lefebvre, Cerritos College
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CFP: Food Panel @ PAMLA 2012
With Pens And Forks: A Frank Look At American Food Writing

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association - Seattle University, Seattle, Washington, October 19-21, 2012

The power of current food journalists, such as Eric Schlosser and Michael Pollan, have influenced the quest for Americans to figure out ways to write about the plate for over a century. Considering the power of the food publishing industry, many voices are starting to influence the way that Americans cook, dine, and choose their foods.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers, International Conference on Children's Literature: The Child in the Book

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 4:04am
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Taiwan Children’s Literature Research Association and English Department of Soochow University
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Children's literature as a field of academic study has grown steadily in Taiwan over the past several years. Many other Asian nations have also seen a concerted interest in both the production and criticism of literature for young people. This interest has given rise to the creation of the Taiwan Children's Literature Research Association (TLRCA), a distinctly Taiwanese organization in the process of formation that is dedicated to the study of children's and young adult literature.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers, International Conference on Children's Literature: The Child in the Book

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 4:01am
full name / name of organization: 
Taiwan Children’s Literature Research Association and English Department of Soochow University
contact email: 

Children's literature as a field of academic study has grown steadily in Taiwan over the past several years. Many other Asian nations have also seen a concerted interest in both the production and criticism of literature for young people. This interest has given rise to the creation of the Taiwan Children's Literature Research Association (TLRCA), a distinctly Taiwanese organization in the process of formation that is dedicated to the study of children's and young adult literature.

Bullying and Self-expression (MLA 2013)

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 2:00am
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Modern Language Association (special session)
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CFP - Bullying and Self-expression
Conference - Modern Language Association Convention 2013
Location - Boston, Massachusetts U.S.A.
Dates - January 3rd to 6th 2013
Abstracts due - March 5th 2012

Shakespeare and Performance [Update: January 31, 2012]

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 12:59am
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Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) formally Early English Studies (EES)

The 2012 volume will focus on "Shakespeare and Performance." We are interested in articles that consider any aspect of performance in historical or contemporary productions of Shakespeare and his contemporary playwrights. The following list is of possible topics, but should not be considered exhaustive:



"Antagonisms." Special issue of The Comparatist

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 11:53pm
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The Comparatist
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Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist

Topic: Antagonisms

General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)

We welcome contributions that examine the representation and staging of antagonism in comparative studies and literary theory. How might one conceive of antagonism today? Why are certain forms of antagonism readily made visible while others remain hidden--or simply disavowed? How does the field of literary studies manage its own antagonism(s)? Is antagonism--antagonistic rivalry between critics--a hindrance to the faithful work of interpretation? Or is it better understood as, or in terms of, the field's engine of change? Topics of interest could include:

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